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27th April, 2017 - 9:59 am
virgin media superhub 3 router

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

A growing number of Virgin Media’s cable broadband customers are claiming that the operator’s latest SuperHub 3 (Hub 3.0) router may be vulnerable to a low bandwidth Denial of Service (DoS) attack (i.e. a malicious person with a slow ADSL line could easily ruin your day). Read More..

27th April, 2017 - 8:52 am
network and internet connections

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The London Grid for Learning (LGfL), which is a consortium of local authorities and around 2,500 Schools in the city, has raised the data connectivity speed over their Virgin Media Business supplied “fibre optic” TRUSTnet platform to a minimum of 100Mbps and at no additional cost. Read More..

27th April, 2017 - 8:23 am
Law internet uk isp

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales has convicted two further men (Matthew Hanley and Conner Douglas Allsopp) of involvement with the hacking of TalkTalk’s website during October 2015, which exposed masses of customer details and cost the provider £42m. Read More..

26th April, 2017 - 4:55 pm
big ben, london uk parliament

Author: Mark Jackson | 15 Comments

The Digital Economy Bill 2017 has today effectively been approved by both houses of parliament, which means positive changes for UK broadband connectivity (10Mbps USO, compensation etc.). On the other hand the internet faces more censorship and a proposed 30Mbps USO was dropped. Read More..

26th April, 2017 - 2:42 pm
aquiss uk isp

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Internet provider Aquiss has reduced the standard monthly price of their various unlimited “fibre broadband” (FTTC) packages by several pounds, which for example means that their entry-level ‘up to’ 38Mbps (2Mbps upload) service is now £30 per month (£43 if you include optional line rental at £13). Read More..

26th April, 2017 - 10:10 am
upton_pyne

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

Residents of a small rural village called Upton Pyne in Devon (England), which is home to around 300 people, have been left in limbo after the final phase of Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” upgrade in the area was stalled because a local earl objected to the cables going over his land. Read More..

26th April, 2017 - 8:36 am
plusnet uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Customers of low cost ISP Plusnet have today been informed that the price they pay for their broadband and phone bundles will be increased from 29th June 2017, which is a move that follows a similar development from parent operator BT (here) at the start of this year. Read More..

26th April, 2017 - 12:01 am
sse

Author: Keith Oddy | 0 Comments

Utility provider SSE (Southern Electric), which also does phone and internet services, has cut the price of their unlimited ‘up to’ 38Mbps (FTTC) “Superfast Fibre Broadband” package (includes line rental) to £33.50 per month for the first 18 months of service (£38 thereafter). Read More..

25th April, 2017 - 4:45 pm
virgin_media_uk_painted_street_cabinets

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Several of Virgin Media’s street cabinets in Bournemouth (Dorset, England), specifically those around the Square and opposite The Old Fire Station in Holdenhurst Road, have been given a “colourful” makeover by local artist Kev Munday. As always with art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Read More..

25th April, 2017 - 3:14 pm
uk pirate music

Author: Mark Jackson | 12 Comments

A new survey from YouGov has suggested that around 4.9 million of the United Kingdom’s broadband connected adults use pirated TV streaming services via platforms such as “illegal Kodi boxes, Amazon Fire TV Chipped Sticks, and illegal streaming apps on smartphones and tablets.” Read More..

25th April, 2017 - 11:16 am
rural_broadband_countryside_c4l

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The 100,000 member strong Countryside Alliance, which campaigns to protect rural areas (food, farming, businesses and services), has published a new policy document on the impact of leaving the EU that calls on the UK Government to invest more money into improving broadband and mobile. Read More..

25th April, 2017 - 8:57 am
Vodafone UK 2016

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

The recent decision by Vodafone to shelve their plans for launching a broadband based Pay TV service in the United Kingdom (here) looks set to cost the operator millions of pounds, due to the early termination of contracts for premium TV content and channels. Read More..

25th April, 2017 - 8:22 am
cityfibre_microtrenching_york_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Alternative fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has posted their final results to the end of 2016, which reveals that their “completed” cable duct and fibre optic network (FTTP) footprint has increased to 3,383km (up from 743km in 2015) and they now serve 3,962 customer premises (up from 1,200). Read More..

25th April, 2017 - 12:02 am
computer keyboard and mouse user

Author: Mark Jackson | 11 Comments

A new Opinium survey of 2,006 “nationally representative” UK adults has claimed that 25% of UK employees have had issues with their broadband or mobile services when working from home over the last year and 46% of those have experienced such severe problems that they’ve given up on it. Read More..

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